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of us. >> we learned in today's news conference more of the effort that went into saving his life. one doctor said five times the amount of blood the average human body holds is what they needed to use in this operation. more than highland hospital has. things were frontic for a while. at one point the red cross had to put blood in a taxi and send it to the hospital to make sure they had enough. >> you can see the enormous stress of this past week in her face. >> absent lewolutely. >> garvin, thanks. >>> we are following developing news as a raging fire is tearing through a large home in pleasant hill in contra costa county. flames broke out about an hour ago seen first near the garage in the front of the house. soon after, firefighters were spotted on the roof breaking through it with tools. no word on whether anyone was inside the home when the fire started. we'll have more information on it as we get it. >>> some bizarre claims tonight from the man who may hold the key to an east bay killing spree. the man who lives at the house where two of the victims were found made his first cou
to the 2,752 victims killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes that attacked the u.s. in lower manhattan 9/11 families gather at a park adjacent to ground zero. throughout the morning in shanksville, pennsylvania where united 93 flight crashed, michelle obama and laura bush will honor a ceremony to honor the passengers that fought back. plans to rebuild at ground zero are moving forward. the centerpiece, one world trade center, is expected to be completed by 2013, but with each construction step forward, there remains a connection to the past. steel beams pulled from the rubble were permanently installed this week at the entrance of the national september 11th memorial and museum slated to be finished in 2012. >> it is going to be a memorial that we will all be proud of and a memorial that will inspire people around the world. >> and always remind them never to forget. president obama also signed a probleming clamation making september 10th through 12th national days of prayer and remembrance, calling on americans also to set aside time to volunteer. amy. >> and now here's carl
in the days before the san bruno explosion, a pg&e spokesman told us this. >> we're researched phone records between september 1st and september 9th. we have no record of a call being made to report gas odor. >> leno said he doesn't believe pg&e and he has good reason. >> they're have a history of falsifying record when is it comes to the reporting of gas leaks. >> pg&e told us the same section of the gas line was deemed a high risk to fail and scheduled to be repaired in 2012. the day after the explosion, pg&e tested the section that runs through south san francisco and sound no leaks. mark tony heads the network that has been investigating for years and said san bruno is not the only high risk spot in the bay area. >> there other pipelines that are old, that have been identified as high risk for leaks and that are in the process of being replaced. >> reporter: documented filed with the puc show that the risk of failure of that section of this pipeline in south san francisco is "unacceptably high despite those repairs to that section of the pipeline." they are not scheduled to begin for two
a look at what used to be their neighborhood. >> fear, crying, laughter, shock. you have to laugh because -- >> denise shepherd's family lived on the block for 18 years. their house is gone. >> look, our house is gone, but not the hearth where we hung our christmas stockings. that gives us some peace, if you can call it that. >> pg&e admitted it took an hour and 47 minutes to shut the gas off after the rupture. they are looking into why. politicians want to know why gas pipelines, like the one in san bru bruno, went along the san andrees fault. >> he escaped in a car that is pliserred from the heat. he and his wife raised five kids in crestmoor. he wants to sift through the ashes. >> it courteous. map a couple diamonds laying in there somewhere of the. >> as he plapz to rebuild, he said offers of help are overwhelming. >> i get to a point where i realize how people are helping me. >> financial and emotional help so many people need. city, state and federal leaders here tonight urged everyone here to reach out for mental health services. representative jackie speer said p grkg&e will cover
is for this morning's commute. >>> time is now 6:00. it is a back to work tuesday this week after many of us enjoyed a long labor day weekend. thank you very much for waking up with us, i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. ria has a quick look at the forecast. >> things will be cooling down today. right now, mid 50s. but there is some drizzle ahead in the forecast. i'll have all the details coming up in a bit. >>> the man accused of shooting a fremont police officer is set to appear in an alameda superior court today. christie smith is like in oakland with what's ahead in court for andrew barrientos. good morning. >> reporter: he is expected to answer to the ten felony charges against him including attempted murder. and the stakes are high in this. if andrew barrientos is convicted on all the counts, he could face life in prison. now, investigators say barrientos admitted shooting an officer but says he didn't know the victim was, in fact, police officer todd young of the fremont police department. police say the 20-year-old fired ten shots at plainclothes police officers part of a major crime ta
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
in the east bay is about to open its doors again. >> i can use my phone, go to go. why gl >> why smartphones may not make for smarter students. . >>> quick way used to be an old school restaurant, popular in the '60s and '70s, now it has a bright future in the city. >> reporter: well, lisa, this quickway has been closed down for two years, a lot of history behind all the weeds and graffiti you see here. one man wants to bring it back to the original luster. >> a lot of history and memories, i think it would be great to revive it. >> reporter: that will happen sooner than later if gary rizzo has hiss way. he wants to bring old school east bay charm back to oakland. >> a lot of people say they used to go to the theater and come back. >> reporter: making a comeback in the tough financial times seems unlikely. rebecca kaplan said certain parts of the economy are starting to turn around. but not enough. >> we have a high unemployment rate in oakland. we have to take serious steps, part of that is that we notice sectors that are growing. >> reporter: she said the food industry is growing. >> the
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in their fst place. how do you win the hearts and minds of muslims with one of us daring to burn their holiest book. obama's elengths was a big plus to the muss little world. in this battle for the american mile is the president smart to rally against tax cuts for the rich? if you want the center then why lean left? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, hdnet's dan rather, the bbc's katty kay, nbc's andrea mitchell and the "washington post"'s david ignatius. first up, on this ninth anniversary of 9/11, the gnawing hostilityy between some in this country and the muslim world became an outright obssion. here is the president friday defending his approach to that pastor's threat to burn the koran. >> this kind oaf behavior or threats of action put our young men and women in harm's way. and it's also the best imaginable recruiting tool for al qaeda. i hardly think we're the ones who elevated this story, but it is in the age of the internet something that can cause us profound damage around the world. and so we have to take it seriously. chris: is he right, dan rather? >> i th
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
to stick around with us. >> good morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas, in for brent cannon. >> want to get right to the forecast with rob. a little cool out there. >> it is cool out there, and some unusual sights seen on our satellite radar this morning as we widen out for you. take a look at that. this is the reason it's going to feel like november today. we've got a november-like system dropping in over the sierra. for the bay area, it's wringing out some drizzle and some spotty light rain for your morning. as we head towards the afternoon, our temperatures not warming up a lot at all. 67 degrees, san jose. 64 in oakland, and near 60 in san francisco. we'll let you know if we're going to see any big changes for the weekend ahead as things finally try to warm up. have that if for you in a few minutes. >>> new this morning, thousands of east bay students will be able to stay in their schools. while you were sleeping last night, the richmond city council voted to keep the doors open at three of the city's schools. nbc bay area's christie smith is live in richmond. she
homeowners sifting through what used to be their belongings in their homes, how do you put a price on that? live in san bruno, traci grant nbc bay area news. >> thank you. >>> more examples of victimizing the victims. you see it after every disaster. now san bruno police tell us they've arrested four people trying to get free food and other help by posing as victims of the explosion. police say bianti taylor tried to cash in tuesday. they have not been charged, but two other women were arrested for trying to pass themselves off as victims and get aide as well. heightened concerns about the smell of gas prompted the evacuation as two bay area schools today. portollo elementary is located less than a mile from the explosion. firefighters and pg&e workers were called out. it turned out there wasn't a leak, but parents praised the school's quick actions. >> just the principal smelled a little bit of gas, and he's very smart to take the precaution and evacuate the school. especially where we're in the area where the gas pipe explosion occurred. so they evacuated the school, everything was done
by his wife's death. >>> another silicon valley soap opera unfolding right before us, and this time the star of it is mark hurd. "nbc bay areas's" business reporter scott budman first here and on the web has this for us. boy, has the oracle turned scott. >> reporter: it was a surprise when so quickly after hurd left hp former ceo mark hurd was hired on as president of oracle. now thanks it a lawsuit filed against hurd by hp the job may not be his, at least not right away, and it seems the two companies will not be so close from here on out. hp claims that hurd knows too much about hp's inner workings to go to work for a competitor like oracle. although the two companies have worked closely for more than two decades, recent purchases have made them competitors and it's common for executives like hurd to sign confidentiality agreements, especially when collecting by severance payments. as for the stock market, well, it seemed to like oracle's take. oracle shares up about 6% today in the midst of all this hp fell slightly. overall, banking concerns cutting the recent rally off at four
to use it first. >>> then living on high-risk pipelines. the other bay area neighborhoods built on them. and -- >>> it's basically playing russian roulette with the customers. >> how pipeline problems could happen again. one man said pg&e's records are proof that customers should be worried. >> while the loss of lives is i am measurable, there are new numbers tone on the structural damage from that deadly explosion in san bruno, more than $37 million in damage, more than 30 million in private properties, 6 million in structures and sidewalks. 30 homes were destroyed and another ten had substantial damage. >> exactly one week after their neighbor erupted to flames and sorrow, the heartbreaking process of saying their final gooz b goodbyes to those who didn't survive begins. as they mourn, an eternal watchdog group is digging up eternal proof that pg&e are operating on dangerous pipeline. jean looks at those claims. jean? >> an attorney who has been litigating against pg&e after equipment failures says the devastation here should not be so widespread. the ntsb issued this document in 1992
. the heat is still coming back at us. we do have patches of fog along the coast, that's the only place you will notice a little cooling today. even then we're only cooling to the 70s. a nice afternoon along the beaches. yesterday we were in the 80s at the beaches. notice it's a little cooler but still a nice day there. mid and upper 90s in the warmer spots there and tomorrow a bit warmer. summer, but now things are heating up. still hot over florida with readings around 90s. 60s and mid 70s here. >>> a megachurch will give its pastor a chance to address the church for the first time since allegations that he lured young men into sex with gifts and travel. ron? >> reporter: good morning. these allegations have stunned this congregation of 25,000 members, especially in light of eddie long's silence. silence he's breaking today. >> somebody needs to celebrate that moment. >> he's used to having audiences hang on his every word, but today it's likely to be wrapped with tension like never before. he was sued in court by four former members of his church and satellite church for pressuring them
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
. the assistant curator at the aquarium of the bay in san francisco told us shark sightings are common in the bay area this time of year. in fact, the large seven-gill shark on display at the aquarium was caught last month near alcatraz. but he says shark attacks on humans are rare. >> obviously, there have been documented cases of shark attacks. but again, at the same time there are also statistics that will say you're more likely to be struck by lightning than you are to be, you know, bitten by a shark. >> reporter: experts also say many varieties of sharks visit the northern california coast. particularly between august and december. >> it's not uncommon for them to come into the bay, particularly right underneath the golden gate bridge into the mouth of the bay. they will come in there to feed off sea lions. >> reporter: and experts admit there have been more sightings of great white sharks this summer than usual. they say that should be a reminder to anyone who goes into the water this labor day weekend to be careful. live in pacifica tonight, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> all right.
on this labor day across the bay area. thank you very much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin, brent, laura and rob have the morning off. we want to get to ria taormina with the forecast. >> you know who else has off? the clouds. there aren't any outside. clear skies throughout the bay area, even along the coast where they are pretty much just about every day. it's going to be hot inland today, mid to higher 90s. sunny at the ocean beaches, the 70s. >> right now the mid to higher 50s, 56 in oakland, 58 in san jose. not much of a difference from yesterday except to the north bay where things are warmer. as the morning goes on, it will be a good one. the winds are to the very much at all. nothing to speak of. and things will be warming up quite nicely today because there are no clouds along the coast and not much of a sea breeze either. things will be different for tomorrow. back to you. >> thanks. this morning police and volunteers will continue their tedious search through a landfill looking for the body of a man, he could be the fifth victim in a killing spree last week. chri
. thank you very much for joining us. i'm kris sanchez. >> i'm garvin thomas. brent and laura are off this morning so is rob. ria taormina is here with the forecast. >> those warm temperatures are gone along with labor day. some crisp numbers in today. not quite as high. right now the mid 50s. 55 in san francisco. 57 oakland. 50 in san jose. just about the same it was this time yesterday. a bit warmer in the north bay. but as the day goes on, things will be changing. winds are not bad. a bit more breezy than this time yesterday. i'll have more coming up and more weather. >> thank you very much. >>> new this morning, it could cost you more to settle up to the bar, one bay area city san francisco supervisors are talking about charging you more for alcohol. bob redell is live in san francisco with a look at what that could mean for your next cocktail. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you, kris. this is a proposed tax that could trickle down and make a night out on the town here in san francisco a bit more expensive for you, your date, your friends, whoever you are taking o
this is evening, kimberly terry shows us how people are handling it in the city. craig herrera has a look at our forecast. craig, we'll start with you, i guess we broke some records today. and the big question is, how long as you sit in your chair will this all last? >> it's a rough life, raj. we broke a couple records today. we hit 96 and the official readings will come out later this afternoon, i imagine we'll have at least two more. it willast a few more days before we'll start to cooldown. tomorrow, tonight we'll be sitting with 70s and # 0s in the warmer spots. overnight, we drop into the 50s and 60s. not much in the way of 40s, no fog. tomorrow still a beautiful evening. tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., probably the best time to get your bike ride in or run, by noon, we're already in the 80s and 90s. and by 4:00, we have plenty of 80s and 90s again. the only place you're going to see some cooling is right along the coast.as monday will be the hottest day, by 4:00 p.m., many inland valleys will be closer to 100 degrees. so raj, i imagine we'll see a few more records fall, and we do have more of
either. meteorologist craig herrera is here with a look for us. >> tomorrow we have the hottest day in store for us. right now there is plenty of heat out there. we're still dealing with 60s and 70s, especially across the south end of the bay. today we reached lots of 90s. notice the clough cover. it is all headed toward canada. nothing over the western half of the u.s. in fact, we're going to see a lot of that red on the map tomorrow as the temperatures come back up. also, it is the thi spare the air day tomorrow. the orange you see for the santa clara valley that is where the air quality will be considered. unhealthful for sensitive t groups. those with respiratory preposterous problems are asked to take it easy tomorrow. more on the seven-day forecast and we'll pinpoint just how hot it's going to get in those communities. >> thanks, craig. we'll check back in 14 minutes with the full forecast. >>> man who is scheduled to be executed in two days made a last-minute appeal today to save his life. albert greenwood brown's fate is now in the hands of the federal appeals court. he is
can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> on the broadcast tonight. ready for change but what kind? in our new poll just weeks from the election, what americans say they want. >>> what he said about his the election, what americans say they want. >>> what he said about his christian faith. the president takes a direct question today from a voter. >>> what happened? did americans in uniform lose control and kill innocent civilians? a dramatic story unfolding on camera. >>> and back in business after a heartbreaking disaster, a national treasure is, again, making music. >>> also tonight, what's being described as the moon mission for a new generation. "the nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. there is important news in what we're about to show you because it may be evidence of a trend afoot right now. we are at this hour debuting a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll. while there is some good news here for the democrats who may be worried about a blood bath, sweeping losses at the upcoming mid-term elec
bystanders. the fire department tells us they were able to find one woman in her 40s, still not identified. there are two other victims still in the plane in six feet of water at the lagoon. one said to be the pilot, the other thought to be a 91-year-old man who started a steel company in east palo alto more than 50 years ago. this kind of plane can hold up to eight people. he saw the plane just after takeoff and quickly knew it was in trouble. >>> i noticed the aircraft pitch up abruptly to a very high angle of attack, then appeared to level off and appeared as if he was stalling and then recovered, and i thought good recovery. and then he made a right turn, and the bank continued to increase well past 60 degrees. and just after he did that he pitched over, did a complete role and then nosedived into the surface. >> oh, yeah? >> the national transportation safety board is joining in the search this evening. crews tell us they've been hampered most of the afternoon by among other things, oil that has leaked in the water from the plane. we will continue to bring you up to dat
to open next year on the tenth anniversary of the attacks. joining us this morning is alice, she will also be in shanksville. she will be flying out this afternoon. her son mark bingham was on flight 93 and took part in the fight to overcome the hijackers and take over that flight. you have a busy day ahead and a busy weekend ahead. but it's important forward to you being in shanksville. >> i'm looking forward to seeing mrs. bush again. she has been to the crash site several times, she and her husband. i'm looking forward to meeting michelle obama. the security is very high. we have to be there at 0700 and be prepared to be frisked, interrogated. >> interesting. >> but it will be fun, i think. >> exactly. how is it for you going to the memorial site? >> well -- >> it's a temporary memorial site, as i mentioned. >> oddly enough i like it the way it was. whenever -- by the time we got there as families, we were always treated cordially and with a great deal of deference, but i wouldn't have minded going back and witnessing what the emt guys did on that very first day, when flight 93 was noth
, robbing her of $200 before getting away. >> it gives us a black eye in law enforcement. >> he says bad guys who pose as cops make it tougher for the good guys to do their job. >> when you have that little bit of doubt in people's mind, it makes it that much more difficult. >> while police beg to look for name tags or badges or any sort of identification, most people admit that's not what they do. >> i'm pretty nervous. i don't know if they like it if you ask for their badge or their name. >> honestly, they're probably wearing a badge, and if they look official, i probably wouldn't give it a second thought. even though i've heard of this happening before. >> he says posing as a cop is unusually easy to do. >> through the internet or mail order stuff, you probably could buy almost everything. >> what's unique in this case, the suspect's black suv, possibly a chevy tahoe, with flashing lights on the grille is almost identical to the real p.d.'s brand new undercover cars. now, the suspect is described as a black man in his 30s, bald and clean shaven. police say that there were likely dozen
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
in there. he was looking for us. once he discovered we were gone, i guess he went the other way and i thought i'd lost him. but fortunately i seen him pop up on the back of the street on the other side, we came up two opposite streets, so -- >> let's make the point, everybody in your home got out safely, and that's very good news. tell me about this house, though. this was your parents' house. i know that you grew up there and moved back in after your mom passed away. >> yes. >> had just remodelled it? >> right. >> what was it like to see it in flames? >> heart-wrenching. it really was. it was hard to watch. but the main thing is my intermediate family got out. the other things can be rebuilt and other things can be, you know, replaced, but you can't replace family members. >> where are you going to go from here, bob? where are you going to stay? >> oh, i got wonderful friends, wonderful friends that have offered homes for me to stay in, cars to drive. a friend of mine, bert, offered me a house to stay in and gave me a truck if i need it. we're staying with some wonderful friends, dav
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
tells of his count with a great white in san mateo county two weeks ago. he tells us he is lucky to have walked away with barely a kratch. between august and september white sharks are known to feed in the bay area's red triangle. one very lucky kayaker. >> california highway patrol officers inspected tour buses and vans coming through muirwoods national monument. not only making sure the vehicles were safe, but checked on the drivers. last year a similar check found plenty of problems. >> last time we did this we had to take several buses off the road. a total of three. one driver was without a chauffeur's license. we basically ensure the buses are compliant with state law and our permit system. >> the inspection was funded by federal grants. >>> an initial inspection of the small plane that crashed in redwood city revealed no clues as to what went wrong. the twin engine beech craft was lifted out of the lagoon yesterday. this is video when they tore it apart. the flight controls were in the correct position. three people died in thursday's crash. a women and two men. one an elderly bay
of san francisco. we're using such a amount of resources because this individual decides to climb up the outside of a building. >> reporter: skyscraper man claims that was not a publicity stunt. but his team did post a press release on his website. he says he has another event planned for 9/11. it's not in the bay area. but he won't say where or what exactly he has planned. what do you think? is he calling attention to a good cause? or is he a public nuisance? logon to our website and post your comments. >> interesting take on it. thank you, vicki. >>> after that drama unfolded, old glory got a first-class folding, as you can see. san francisco firefighters, properly folding that american flag that skyscraper man put on the millennium building before they took the flag away. >>> happening now, a huge western wildfire, the burning down homes in colorado. 1,000 moments are evacuated in the foothills west of denver. nobody's been hurt. but an unknown number of houses have burned down, including four of firefighters battling the blaze right now. the terrain is steep and rocky. >>> summer
camera one man told us after searching for hours, he didn't find anything that he could keep. well, the people with red-tagged homes are facing the worst challenges. some work is still being done on the green-tagged homes where residents have been able to return. >> this lady here, the blast actually broke her window in the master bedroom and the soot carried throughout the house. >> reporter: serve pro is one of the countries pg&e is paying to go through these homes and remove the residue and scent left in these homes that could cause respiratory problems. these burned bits on the ground are pieces of paper, photos or chemicals that crews are picking up. public works is worried about what would happen to the ash and chemicals if weather forecasts are accurate and it actually rains this weekend. these bags filled with rocks are being placed around catch basins to filter out sediment and hazardous materials before they get washed into the bay. >> right here where we are, we're in the lowest location, so everything is going to run this way if it rains. >> reporter: now, the city of s
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. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
and warning area. give us an area, from where to where do you recommend that people are very conscious about this storm? >> all right. i would take anywhere along the north carolina coast, tropical storm conditions in the far southeast, all the way up to the virginia beach area, because that's the area that will be impacted as early as tomorrow, on into tomorrow night and early friday morning. depending on how far offshore it is, we may have a problem friday into saturday for southern new england and the eastern tip of long island, but everywhere along the east coast should monitor the track of this in case there's an unexpected shift further to the west. >> when you talk about an unexpected shift to the west, you're worried about the eye of the storm, whether it will go closer to the land, is that correct? >> that's absolutely correct. we'll put a different graphic up here to show you why. this shows you the wind shear as it goes across cape hatteras. the red area is the hurricane force winds. if the track was further west, it would bring hurricane winds. up over the area there. of course y
to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. >>> a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening.
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
to the two other americans still jailed there? this morning, their mothers join us for a live interview. >>> and zapping the fat. two new devices promise to help give people better-looking bodies without needles, injections, or exercise. can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, can they really work for you? we'll tell you today, wednesday, september 15th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. christine o'donnell virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, but this morning she's officially the gop's candidate for the senate seat vacated by joe biden. >> o'donnell is now the sixth tea party candidate to win a race this year. but this morning, some are saying her win could actually be a costly blow to the republican's hopes of reclaiming control of congress in november. why? we'll explain. and we'll talk to christine o'donnell about her victory, straight ahead. >>> also ahead, for the first time, we're hearing from the connecticut doctor who was the o
are in the classroom? what reforms are working? and what can each one of us do to help? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of washington, d.c. schools, michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to america, campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the highlights -- extend the bush tax cuts, cut spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate that question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mik
revealed details about his life. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in hercules to tell us more about this shady character. >> reporter: well, that is what they say. and we're going to have some more information about him. but right now i want you to take a look at this. we are live at an office park here in hercules. you can see the white cadillac he is ka la escalade is that being towed. away. police believe the this is the same car that ms. allen owns. valdormaro was spotted in a similar car recently and may have dumped that car here. we spoke to some people today that said he was a quiet guy who waves and said hi a& bye but would say very little else. >> his personality matches that. >> reporter: patrick nicholas says he wasn't surprised to find out that he was a keeled blooded killer. nicholas who used to shoot baskets in the neighborhood with him said he seemed a little unbalanced. and he had quite a temper. nicholas and several other neighbors say he would argue in public with the 63-year-old woman who lived in this home where he rented a room. allen is the same woman who polic
's back, vacation is over. >> i'm on. >> this is your busy season. >> take us away. >> construction is light overnight. that's good news. westbound 92, though, getting out of hayward, still overnight reroute heading you down to tennisson. no major issues for folks getting off the san mateo bridge. off the peninsula side, a clear view, but we expect more folks to hit the road. it's tuesday, heaviest volume for the week as well asholiday,e a lot of folks out there. >>> a daredevil scaled the millennium tower. police arrested the man f for trespassing after he got to the top and vicky nguyen spoke to him after his release from police custody. >> reporter: sporting blistered fingers and a smile on his face, dan good win said his climb to the millennium tower was his tribute to the year 2000. he scaled the world trade center in 1983, but a cancer diagnosis happened and then the 9/11 attacks. >> tremendous guilt. >> reporter: dan said 9/11 spurred him to research sky scraper safety and he wanted today's stunt to show the government -- >> they are stationed at the top of the building with
weekend. and david petraeus said the church's actions could put u.s. troops at risk. >> did you see this video while you were away? a college football player riding on a moped, head-on into a pickup truck. the guy gets up and is essentially okay. we'll talk to him. >> we're launching a new series where we go back to our first jobs and see if we can still handle them. matt's up first. his first job was delivering the news to america. back then it was one newspaper at a time. >> see behind the back. >> you're good. >> let's begin with the woild weather out west. wildfires in colorado. down south, a tropical storm. miguel almiguer has the latest on the wildfire. >> howie: the sun came up in boulder a short time ago. firefighters are beginning to reassess the situation on the ground and see how quickly that spread overnight. it charred 3,500 acres. it destroyed dozens of structures and homes. four homes that went down actually belonged to firefighters. that number will continue to change throughout the day. the four-mile fire canyon began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of
's brought us a lot closer. every time we have something that happens, it just makes us stronger with it. this is just one more thing that we can look back at and know that it's about or family. we're going to be okay. >> the american red cross has put the family up temporarily in a motel. neighbors are also pitching in trying to establish a fund at a local wells fargo branch. >>> happening also now, state of emergency in colorado declared. and this is why. a massive wildfire burning, building after building, showing in sign of slowing down. happening near boulder. flames have already destroyed 92 structures there tonight. and it's unclear how many of those are homes. we do know that more than 3,000 people were forced to evacuate the area. the fire doubling in size from this time last night, charring more than 7,000 acres of tinder-dry land. investigators know it started with a car and a propane tank monday. >>> a charge of gunning down a bay area cop. dozens of fremont police officers flooded to the courtroom today to see him get formally charged. the 20-year-old suspect faces ten felon
giving back to the community and it's all about veggielution. tell us what it is. >> it's about connecting people with farming and food and getting healthier food into people's bellies. >> reporter: and really your marquis event is happening this saturday. it's a benefit to help fund what you guys do out here. what is that main purpose? not only grow the food as a community but to give it back, right? >> right. we also donate a lot of food to the soup kitchen to help feed the needy. >> so it's not only about growing the food and selling it, but they're also donating it back to the community which is certainly pretty fantastic. cody also here with veggielut n veggielution. tell us what's going on on saturday. >> we're cookinging up food for the harvest. it's going to the restaurant we're serving at on friday. the dinner itself is on saturday night and we have our shelf joseph gaudette out here. >> reporter: people will be able to attend the event on saturday. google it. you'll find something about it. it's a great cause. they're able to grow it feet from the highway. it's amazin
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